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  • Chris Christie Tries 'Tonight Show' Comedy for a Comeback

    Six months ago, as the scandal over the George Washington bridge closure was putting Chris Christie's political future in doubt, the New Jersey governor's idol, Bruce Springsteen, hit him where it hurt: He performed a Bridgegate parody of "Born to Run" on...
  • Mitt Romney slams leadership of Clinton, Obama at donor meeting

    Mitt Romney slams leadership of Clinton, Obama at donor meeting
    Sounding once again like a presidential candidate, Mitt Romney denigrated the “Obama-Biden-Clinton” foreign policy as a “monumental bust” in a speech Friday morning to 300 of his former donors as he opened his annual conference...
  • Jim Shea: Spiders, Soccer Keep Me Away from Brazil

    In the movie "Baja Oklahoma" (Leslie Ann Warren, Julia Roberts, Peter Coyote) a bookie who frequents the bar around which the plot revolves is asked at one point why he doesn't wager on soccer. He responds that he would never bet on a sport where they...
  • Chris Christie rebuts Perry comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism

     New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who signed legislation barring "gay conversion therapy" in his state, said Friday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism was wrong. "I disagree with him, and I don't believe that's an...
  • Hypocrite watch: Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he may move to California

    What do you know? It turns out Texas Gov. Rick Perry has an ulterior motive for spending so much time in California. Sure, he’s selling his state to California businesses, promising lower taxes and less regulation. And yeah, he’s positioning...
  • The paranoids are back

    "American politics has often been an arena for angry minds." So begins "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," a classic work that the historian Richard Hofstadter wrote in 1964, another time of deep division and mutual suspicion. In that essay, he...
  • Texas officials announce border security surge to stem immigrant tide

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other state officials have authorized the Texas Department of Public Safety to begin emergency “surge operations” along the border with Mexico in response to an influx of immigrants making the illegal crossing, mostly...
  • Republicans blame Obama policies for immigration crisis on border

    Republicans blame Obama policies for immigration crisis on border
    Republicans are challenging the president's characterization of the surge in young immigrants from Central America across the southern border as an unforeseen crisis, accusing his administration of contributing to the influx and demanding that he deploy...
  • Rick Perry: 'I stepped right in it' by comparing homosexuality to alcoholism

    It has been a rough week for Rick Perry, and he knows it. Perry has been catching flak from across the political spectrum since he compared homosexuality to alcoholism during an appearance in San Francisco last week. Everyone from Republican star...
  • Can we finally agree that Obamacare is working?

    At the end of a war, some people will remain holed up in the trees, thinking they can still turn the tide of a lost cause. Increasingly, that's the best description of the anti-Obamacare dead-enders, including congressional Republicans, who continue to...
  • Obama administration acts to ease immigration legal crunch at border

    Obama administration acts to ease immigration legal crunch at border
    Facing pressure to address a widening crisis on the Southwest border, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to detain, process and ultimately deport the growing numbers of Central American children and families who already are...